Iced Earth bassist Freddie Vidales turns in another of his exclusive reports from the European leg of the 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour. If you want to know what goes on behind-the-scenes when Iced Earth is on the road...well, you can thank Freddie for showing you. Enjoy!
Fans in Oz get ready: Iced Earth is heading Down Under.
"We are extremely happy to finally play in Australia for the first time,” Schaffer said. “It is something that is way overdue and I am looking forward to kicking ass with one of the best metal audiences in the world!"
The dates are:
The third leg of the largest tour in Iced Earth history is revealed today with the announcement of dates for five South American countries.
"We are really excited to go back to South America on our World Dystopia Tour,” said Jon Schaffer. “We cannot wait to kick some serious ass with some of the world's greatest fans!"
Support acts will be announced at a later date.
2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour, South America
March 20, 2012 MEX - Mexico City -- Gran Forum
March 22, 2012 VEN - Caracas -- Anfiteatro El Hatillo
What do you get when you mix equal parts Dystopia and Iconoclast?
One of the most eagerly anticipated metal tours of 2012.
"I'm excited to tour with SYMPHONY X," ICED EARTH founder Jon Schaffer said. "They're phenomenal musicians and very cool guys. This co-headliner tour will be a great experience for the fans. It is also way overdue for us to play a proper tour of North America. Get ready!"
SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo echoes Schaffer’s enthusiasm.
We are proud to announce the first-week chart positions for Dystopia – our highly acclaimed new album – which includes our highest-ever debut on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart:
With the release of Dystopia, the world will experience a new Iced Earth -- a lean, mean kick-ass-and-take-names Iced Earth. So we felt it was time for a new Iced Earth web site.
We've wanted to make it more user-friendly, anyway. But -- most importantly -- we've wanted to add new features (such as a music player and band member bios). So we did.